Construction of Homo Oeconomicus

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“[W]e are no longer creatures of moral autonomy, freedom or equality. We no longer choose our ends or the means to them. We are no longer even creatures of interest relentlessly seeking to satisfy ourselves. In this respect, the construal of homo oeconomicus as human capital leaves behind not only homo politicus, but humanism itself.” (Brown 2015)


Work Cited

Brown, W. (2015) Undoing Democracy: Neoliberalism’s Remaking of State and Subject. New York: Zone Books